Since the outbreak of COVID-19 all youth provision paused or moved remotely. Young Brent Foundation along with youth organisations identified that a number of concerns for children and young people were emerging. The need for a detached and outreach team was paramount in understanding the impact that COVID-19 has had on children and young people aged 11-25 living in Brent.

Young Brent Foundation in conjunction with Ansar Youth Club, Connect Star's and My Romania Community delivered a Staying Safe in the Community pilot. This initial pilot had two functions:

1. To see how young people in the borough were coping with the lockdown and adhering to government guidelines.

2. To provide reassurance, advice and guidance as well as sign-post to local services.

600
Young People Engaged
83% Male
Gender
39% 16-18
Age Range
43%
Reported that the support they most needed was a food voucher

Further conversations with Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing around the concerns of young people, led to a consulation exercise on the Chalk Hill Estate.

This resulted in the development of a Youth Voice consultation with the aim to explore with young people (co-design) a deep and diverse range of activities and opportunities for personal growth. Young People were recruited from The Agency at Kiln Theatre which supports young entrepreneurs between 15-25 years old to develop ideas for social change in their area.

Young people were trained in the following to deliver consultations:

Delivering a successful consultation

Note taking

Risk Assessments

Health and Safety

Chalkhill Estate Report Youth friendly version


For more information about the detached and outreach work please contact Deji Adeoshun, Youth and Community Manager